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  1. Winter Olympics Created by Second Graders at Lincoln Elementary School. February 2002

  2. Here is how to learn about the Winter Olympic sports! Click on one of the buttons below, located on each page, to see information and pictures about the sport. Click on the house to get to the first slide. Click the arrows to move one slide forward or backward. You can also see the next slide by clicking anywhere on the screen or hitting the space bar. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  3. Alpine Skiing

  4. Alpine Events Alpine Skiing There are five Olympic alpine events: super G, downhill, slalom, giant slalom and combined. -Maranda Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  5. Skiing History Apine Skiing It was believed that Norwegians were the first to introduce skiing. They used skis when they hunted. Alpine skiing became part of the winter Olympic games in 1936. -Joseph Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  6. Alpine Skis Alpine Skiing Alpine skiers wear skis that measure a certain size. This helps them to do their best. -Nick R. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  7. Ski Poles Alpine Skiing The ski poles used in alpine skiing are curved. This allows the poles to fit around the body. -Alec B. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  8. The Uniform Alpine Skiing Alpine skiers wear a skin-tight racing suit, ski goggles, boots, gloves, and a helmet. This equipment protects the skier and the suit helps with speed. -Jodeci Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  9. Biathlon

  10. The Biathlon Biathlon In the biathlon there is a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting. The first Olympic biathlon took place in California in 1960. -Frankie Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  11. Equipment Biathlon The types of equipment used in a biathon are a target, skis, and a .22 caliber rifle. In competitions, a metal target is used. The rifle is lightweight. -Tyler G. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  12. The Sprint Race Biathlon In a sprint race, women race 7.5 kilometers and men race 10 kilometers, skiing a total of three loops. They shoot five targets with five bullets. -Krysta Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  13. The Pursuit Race Biathlon In a pursuit race, the competitors stop four times and must hit all five targets with five bullets. If they miss, they take a lap around the penalty loop. -Brandon Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  14. The Relay Race Biathlon In a biathlon relay race there is a team of four competitors. Each person takes a turn. They have eight bullets to hit five targets. If targets are left standing, they have to go around the penalty loop. -Lindsey D. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  15. Individual Event Race Biathlon In an individual event race, women race 15 kilometers and men race 10 kilometers. The skiers ski three loops. They shoot five rounds in a prone position and next they shoot in a standing position. -Thaddeus Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  16. Bobsled

  17. Bobsledding Bobsled The bobsled faces down a steep ice-covered track, sometimes reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour. One error could mean disaster. At this speed, a crash could result in serious injury or death. The athletes must work as a team. -Tyre Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  18. Bobsledding Bobsled Racing a bobsled is something like riding a roller coaster down an ice-covered track. -Hailey Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  19. The Sleds Bobsled Bobsleds come in two sizes, one for two-man teams and the other for four-man teams. The sled for two cannot weigh more then 859 pounds, including the riders. A four-man sled must be less than 1,389 pounds. -Alayna Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  20. The Track Bobsled The track is called a “bobrun”. It has 500 meters of twists and turns. They are concrete chutes that are refrigerated for the best ice conditions. -Nick B. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  21. The Sledders Bobsled Sledders have a running start. They jump into the bobsled. The front man, or pilot, steers. The last man, or brakeman, controls the speed of the sled. -Rachel Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  22. The Uniform Bobsled The athletes wear a special light-weight suit that keeps them very warm and protected. -Linzy Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  23. Cross Country

  24. Cross-Country Cross-country Skiing Instead of skiing on snow and going down hills, cross-country athletes ski across flat ground. -Jacob T. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  25. The Uniform Cross-Country They wear helmets, masks, goggles, and a suit to protect them from getting hurt by icy snow because they can slide. -Brianna H. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  26. The Equipment Cross-Country You need two skis that attach onto your heavy boots. You need two ski poles used to dig into the snow to pull you along. It is a good idea to wear gloves to keep your hands warm and to help grip the poles. Elbows and knee pads protect your body from crashes. -Logan Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  27. The Track Cross-Country Cross-Country skiing is a Nordic ski sport. The race distance is 5 to 50 km. The trails have two tracks in the snow so the skiers have a path to follow. -Tisha Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  28. Curling

  29. Curling Curling Curling is a game played on ice. You need a stone and a bristle broom. Each player slides two stones toward the target. -Logan Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  30. Curlers Curling Athletes wear matching shirts, pants, and boots. Curlers use a stone and a bristle broom on the ice. The stone weighs 42 pounds, so a lot of athletes fall during the events. -Robby Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  31. Curling Curling Curling probably began in Scotland and the Netherlands about 400 year ago. -Tyre Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  32. Figure Skating

  33. Skating History Figure Skating Figure skating began in America in the early 1900’s. Jackson Haines introduced figure skating. He was a very good skater. -Ashley Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  34. The Costumes Figure Skating Competitive figure skaters need to wear comfortable clothes. Women wear a skirt, top, and tights. Men wear full-length pants and a shirt. Costumes are beautiful with beads and sparkles. -Marisa Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  35. Peggy Fleming Figure Skating In 1967, Peggy Fleming was a World Champion Skater. In 1968, she won the U.S. national title five times. She was a huge star when she won in the Olympics that year. -Brianna M. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  36. The Skates Figure Skating The three types of skates are figure skates, hockey skates, and speed skates. Figure skates have toe picks which are like teeth. Hockey skates don’t have toe picks. Speed skates have the longest blades. -Savannah Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  37. Freestyle Skiing

  38. Freestyle Aerials Freestyle In freestyle aerials, skiers ski down a run jump called a kicker. Then they perform twist flips and spins in mid-air. These athletes wear ski suits, plastic helmets, and goggles. -Marc Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  39. Aerial History Freestyle Freestyle aerial skiing was introduced in the 1960’s by Stein Eriksen, a former Olympic champion. He did a flip off a bump of snow. In the early 1980’s, freestyle aerial skiing was accepted by the International Ski Federation. -Michael K. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  40. Freestyle Aerials Freestyle In freestyle aerials, the skiers are judged on take-off, execution, landing, and control. In the Olympics, the skier performs two jumps, with both scores combined to equal a total score. The skier with the most points gets the gold medal! -Jacob B. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  41. Moguls Freestyle If you do freestyle moguls, you go over mounds of snow and you have to jump off two eight-foot jumps and perform tricks like twister, helicopter, iron cross, daffy and kosac. They wear skis, hats, goggles, gloves, water-proof outerwear and knee pads. -Erik Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  42. Hockey

  43. Hockey Hockey When the referee puts down the puck, a player from each team begins passing it. -Paul Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  44. The Rink Hockey The rink is a rectangle with rounded edges. It has a fence, glass wall, or a net around it. -Tyler C. Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  45. The Skates Hockey The three types of skates are figure skates, hockey skates, and speed skates. Figure skates have toe picks which are like teeth. Hockey skates don’t have toe picks. Speed skates have the longest blades. -Savannah Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  46. Protection Hockey Hockey players wear padding under a uniform to protect them. -Haley Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  47. Scoring Hockey The players try to hit the puck into the other team’s net and score a goal. -Tony Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  48. The Equipment Hockey Players need ice skates, gloves, a uniform, pads, a helmet, and a hockey stick. -Colton Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  49. The Fans Hockey Hockey fans can watch the sport on TV or at the arena. -Frankie Alpine Skiing Freestyle Biathlon Hockey Bobsled Luge Cross-Country Ski Jumping Curling Snowboarding Figure Skating Speed Skating

  50. Luge